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India lost at least 115 tigers in 2017

India recorded 98 tiger deaths and 17 cases of seized bones, skins, and claws, resulting in an estimated total loss of 115 tigers in 2017.<p>While some of them died due to natural causes, several were electrocuted, victims of poisoning, poaching, and road or rail accidents, or were caught in traps, …

Wildlife

Natural Disasters, Homelessness, and the Affordability Crisis Defined U.S. Housing in 2017

By the end of 2017, the value of homes in the United States reached $31.8 trillion, but as homeowners saw their home values climb to the highest …

Xbox One X coming November 7 for $499: Everything we know

The next generation of Xbox is nearly here.<p>Scorpio no more. The next Xbox will be Xbox One X.<p>It's coming November 7 for $499, £449 or AU $649.<p>One year after revealing the existence of Project Scorpio -- an Xbox capable of playing games at 4K resolution and supporting virtual reality -- Microsoft is …

Virtual Reality

Google, Microsoft, and Amazon’s Trade Group Joining Net Neutrality Court Challenge

The Internet Association, a trade group that counts Airbnb, Google, Amazon, Facebook, and other giants as members, said Friday that it will join in …

Warriors Hold Victory Parade: Pictures

Losses from Northern California wildfires top $3 billion; 14,000 homes destroyed or damaged

The wildfires that ravaged wine country this month caused at least $3 billion in insured losses, officials said Tuesday.<p>Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced the staggering number and warned it will likely grow as more claims are reported by insurers.<p>Santa Rosa alone lost 5% of its housing in …

Northern California

Where Harvey Hit Hardest Up and Down the Texas Coast

Over 150,000 properties in Texas have been affected by Hurricane Harvey, based on preliminary estimates by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The NFL player protests, broken down by team and week

The week before President Trump decided to make NFL player protests a federal issue (so to speak), there were players on seven teams who participated in some sort of display during the national anthem.<p>Defining “participated” is tricky; do we count the 10 players on the San Francisco 49ers who, …

Las Vegas Gunman Stephen Paddock Interacted With Mandalay Bay Staff Twice on Day of Shooting

The staff at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas interacted with gunman Stephen Paddock more than 10 times in the days before he unleashed the …

Vin Diesel Reigns As 2017’s Top-Grossing Actor, Edging Past The Rock For The Title

Aspiring <i>Carpool Karaoke</i> star Vin Diesel reigned supreme at the box office in 2017. Or as a coked-out movie marketing guy in the ’80s might scream into a mirror: Hollywood is running on Diesel power, baby!<p>Forbes has revealed that Diesel ranks as the top-grossing actor of the year with $1.6 billion …

Film Industry